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        Little Dorrit

      London: Bradbury & Evans, 1857 Little Dorrit. With Illustrations by H. K. Browne. London: Bradbury and Evans, 1857.First edition, first issue of text. All the first issue points are present: it has the original three-line errata on page xiv, without the later 9-line list on p. 467; page 317, line 27 from the top of the page, has "William" instead of "Frederick"; and in chapter XVII "Rigaud" appears for "Blandois" on pp. 469-473. "B2" appears on page 371 instead of "BB2"Octavo. xiv, [1]-625, [1, blank] pp. With forty plates inserted throughout, including vignette title-page and frontispiece. Contemporary half green calf over marbled boards, edged in blind, spine ruled and tooled in gilt and blind, red morocco gilt lettering label. Some very mild rubbing to binding, some light intermittent foxing in text and plates (but plates generally bright). Neat previous owner's gift inscription (dated 1858) on front blank. A near fine copy. Photos available upon request.

      [Bookseller: Brenner's Books - Rare & Collectable]
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        Concours Rougevin & Godeboeuf

      (4) pp. introductory matter including preface by J.-L. Pascal, foreword by V. Boucaut, and list of plates, 13 pp. descriptions of the competitions 1857-1901, 136 fine plates, each showing a first or second place prize-winning design. Folio. Cloth-backed boards, soiled. Paris (Helio) ca. 1902. The prestigious competitions, named for two leading Beaux-Arts architects, resulted in designs for decorations in the most lavish Beaux-Arts style.

      [Bookseller: F.A. Bernett Books]
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        DAVENPORT DUNN. Or, The Man of the Day

      1857. [Complete in 22-in-21 monthly serial parts.] London: Chapman and Hall, July 1857 - April 1859. Original pink pictorial wrappers. First Edition of this uncommon novel, complete in the original 22-in-21 monthly serial parts (subsequently published in one 1859 volume, per the preliminary leaves provided in the final part). The illustrations are 44 plates by Hablot K. Browne ("Phiz") -- including the frontispiece and engraved title page in the final part; some of these are so-called "dark plates," made possible by a new 1850s process.~There are numerous ads in most of the parts (in many, a "Davenport Dunn Advertiser" on three leaves of pink paper at the front). Among other inserts is the Chapman & Hall leaflet announcing this title at the beginning of Part I, the slip in Part VI announcing that that part's plates will instead appear in Part VII (which they do), and the announcement in the final part that Charles Dickens's "Household Words" is about to be replaced by "All The Year Round." Lever's serial works do not have a bibliographical record of a "perfect set," as do Dickens's -- so it is difficult to say whether any other ads should ideally be present.~Condition is very good, with some generally-minor wear at the wrapper edges and spine ends; the only serious flaw is that the rear wrapper of Part XIX is lacking (and that part is slightly more worn than the others). Sadleir 1401 (book edition) and pages 379-380 (where he ranks this title 8th or 9th in scarcity among Lever's 32 works); Wolff 4084 ("Sadleir makes this the rarest of the 8vo novels first published in parts, and I would emphatically agree"). Housed in a cloth slipcase with inner chemise. Provenance: small leather bookplate of Estelle Doheny on the chemise.

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman]
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      PRESSO IL LIBRAJO LUIGI COPELOTTI, 1857. In-8 (Cm 26,5 x 17,5), pp. 368-VI, legatura moderna mezza tela rigida con piatti marmorizzati. 85 tavole in acciaio furi testo. All'interno tavole anche su Terni, Spoleto, Foligno, Assisi, Perugia, Ancona, Rimini, Ravenna, Bologna e Ferrara. Frontespizio con piccole macchioline e leggero alone ai margini, quello al margine inferiore riguarda anche 3, 4 carte successive. Controfrontespizio rinforzato ai margini interno ed esterno, la prima tavola che presentava strappetti ed una mancanza e' stata restaurata Ultima pagina dell'indice delle tavole ricostruita nella parte bianca inferiore. Qualche pagina con leggera brunitura, piu' insistente alle pagine 5 e 6, e leggere ingialliture sparse. MOLTO BUONO

      [Bookseller: Libreria Arca Dei Libri]
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        Die Kunstwerke vom Alterthum bis auf die Gegenwart. 120 Stahlstichen. Ein Wegweiser durch das ganze Gebiet der bildenden Kunst.1.Textband, 2. Bildband ( mit Abb. von Kunstwerken aus der ganzen Welt. z.B. Pyramiden, Moscheen, Kirchen, Ausgrabungen) 2 Bände

      Österreichischer Lloyd, Triest 1857 - 4° 202+1 S.Text mit 1. ganzs. Stahlstich / 120 Tafeln nur mit Stahlstichen, eine farbig. Komplett. Ohldr. Rücken mit vier Bünden u. Goldschrift. Deckelkanten berieben. Innen kaum Flecken marm. Schnitt, schöne feste Bindung . Insgesamt sehr schöne Bände in gutem, nahezu sehr gutem Zustand. 11 Sprache: de [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Buecherstube Eilert]
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        Couloured illustrations of British Birds, and their eggs. In seven volumes, containing four hundred and twenty-two coloured plates.

      London, Willis and Sotheran, 1857,7 vol. in-8 (222 x 137 mm.), vol. 1 : IV-229 pp., 45 colored plates (birds), 14 colored pl. (eggs), 3 pl. black/white (anatomical, pp.151-184-199), vol. 2 : IV-233 pp., colored pl. (birds) 46-90, 14 colored pl. (eggs), 2 pl. b/w (anatomical, pp. 61, 233), the pl. 55 and 56 are inverted, vol. 3 : IV-240 pp., colored pl. 91-135 (birds), 15 colored pl. (eggs), vol. 4 : IV-215 pp., colored pl. (birds) 136-180, 15 colored pl. (eggs), vol. 5 : colored pl. (birds) 181-225, 15 colored. pl. (eggs), IV-192 pp., vol. 6 : IV-185 pp., colored plates (birds) 226-270, 14 col. pl. (eggs), 1 pl. b/w (anatomical), vol. 7 : IV-206 pp., colored pl. (birds), 271-322, 18 col. pl. (eggs), 1 pl. b/w (anatomical), the signatures Q and R are inverted, reliure percaline verte d'éditeur, dos lisse orné de fleurons dorés, triple filets et fleurons à froid sur plats et deuxième plat, dos légèrement insolés, quelques coins légèrement frottés, 1 coin restauré (vol. 5), traces d'usure sur mors, début de fente ( 20 mm.) :vol. 4 et 7, certains dos avec restauration au niveau des coiffes (vol. 3, 6), 2 ex-libris contre-collés sur contreplat et page de garde : "W. H. Mullens", "Pierre Gradoz", bel exemplaire rare et exceptionnel. 433 plates : 322 pl. birds, 104 (/105) pl. eggs, 7(/8) anatomical plates (b/w).20 mm.). il manque 1 pl. "eggs" au vol.6.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Ancienne Richard]
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        Edifices de Rome Moderne, 4 vols.; Ou Recueil des Palais, Maisons, Eglises, Couvents, et autres Monuments Publics et Particuliers les plus Remarquables de la Ville de Rome, dessines, mesures et publies

      Bance, Editeur, Paris 1857 - Four volumes published in 1857, 1860, 1860, and 1868. Three Folio voumes and one Quarto volume, all vols. bound in library buckram, heavily illustrated, 770 pp. + many plates, clean unmarked text, Good ex-library copy with typical treatments (stamps, pocket, etc.), soiling to some of the pages, creasing and wear to the edges of some of the pages, wear to the covers of the books. No stamps on the plates themselves. Text in French. These volumes are large and heavy and will most likely require an additional shipping charge. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books Pittsburgh PA, ABAA]
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        Les fleurs animées par J.-J. Grandville. Texte par Alphonse Karr, Taxile Delors et le Comte Foelix, Paris, Martinon s.d. (1857).

      2 vol. grand in-8° rel. demi-chagrin rouge, plats de toile chagrinée rouge, dos à nerfs, titre et pièce de tomaison dorés, caissons décorés, petites épidermures et traces de frottement sur les dos, rousseurs éparses souvent concentrées sur le dos des planches et sur les planches, toutes tranches dorées. Tome 1 : 2 f.nchf. + 1 frontispice couleurs + 260 p. + 28 pl. ht en couleurs. Tome 2 : 1 pl. couleurs frontispice + 238 p. (Botanique des dames pp. 111 à 238 + 22 pl. couleurs ht + 2 pl. noir et blanc pour la botanique des dames + 3 f.nchf. (Tables). COMPLET DE SES PLANCHES. tome 2 la planche du Dahlia insérée en début de volume au lieu d'être en regard de la page 12. Bel état d'ensemble.

      [Bookseller: Comptoir du Livre Ancien et Moderne - Li]
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        La Sainte-Chapelle de Paris après les restaurations. Commencées par M. Duban, terminées par M. Lassus. Ouvrage exécuté sous la direction de M. V. Calliat.

       Paris, Bance 1857. 2°. 6 Bll., 77 Taf. auf 48 Bll. in Stahlstich (die letzten 6 Bll. in Chromolithogr.). HLn. d. Zt. m. goldgeprägt. Rückensch. Rü. retaur., Vors. erneuert. Stellenw. leicht stockfleckig.Guilhermy, Ferdinand de (1809-1878) Versand D: 4,00 EUR Kunst, Architektur

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Burgverlag]
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        Madame Bovary

      Michel Lévy frères, 1857. - Michel Lévy frères, àParis 1857, 11,5x18,5cm, 2 volumes reliés. - Edition contenente tutto il primo numero di caratteristiche come colpa dedica "Senart" a scivolare. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Édition originale comportant toutes les caractéristiques de première émission dont la faute à "Sénart" au feuillet de dédicace. Reliures en demi maroquin vert, dos à cinq nerfs ornés de caissons à froid, date dorée en queue, doubles filets à froid sur les plats de papier peigné, contreplats et gardes de papier peigné, couvertures et dos conservés pour les deux volumes, têtes dorées sur témoins, reliure signée (Alain) Devauchelle. Bel exemplaire de ce classique de la littérature française élégamment établi dans une reliure signée (Alain) Devauchelle.  

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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      London: Edward Moxon, 1857.  First illustrated edition, 22.5 x 15.5cm (4to), bound in light green & pink embroidered silk boards backed by beige linen spine w/"Tennyson" embroidered in 2-tone silk & 5 raised bands, a.e. untrimmed, [i-v] vi-xiii [xiv-xvi], [1] 2-375 [376] cardstock pp. w/54 wood engravings by the Dalziels, W.J. Linton, etc. after D.G. Rossetti, J.E. Millais, W. Holman Hunt, etc., most protected by their ORIGINAL TISSUE-GUARDS, +tissue-guarded frontis portrait medallion by Thomas Woolner & 2 binder's blanks added to fr. & 2 to rear. Printed by Bradbury & Evans, London. With the bookseller's blindstamp of Dunnill & Palmer, Manchester to original fr. ep. This is the untrimmed sheets w/the original cloth binding replaced by a more decorative one, but retaining the original pale yellow ep.s. Binding Good (spine moderately soiled [covers less so], extremities sl. bumped & rubbed, & brief presentation inscr. to fr. pastedown); contents Very Good (prelims & final few leaves moderately foxed w/only occas. lt. foxing elsewhere). "Athenæum" 30 May 1857 p.693, White 105, Dalziels 355, Rossetti 2 (p.41), Ashley VII 114 (in dark green cloth), Reid 36-43, Ehrsam & Deily 218, Fredeman 90.3, Ray 148, Colbeck 26, de Beaumont 374, Woodman A.2-6, Goldman 395.

      [Bookseller: Leonard Roberts, Bookseller]
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        The pilgrim's the Dakota language. Translated by Stephen R. Riggs, A. M., missionary

      New York: American Tract Society, n.d., 1857. First edition of this translation, 16mo, pp. 264; wood-engraved frontispiece, wood-engraved vignette on verso of title page (Dakota title), wood-engraved medallion portrait of Bunyan on p. [3], 5 wood-engraved plates and 2 other wood engravings in the text; small crack at the top of the spine, else a near fine copy in original brown cloth, gilt-lettered spine. An Ayer Linguistic duplicate with a Neweberry release stamp on the front pastedown. James C. Pilling's copy with his ownership signature at the top of the title page. One of the most frequently printed texts of all time, here in an obscure edition prepared for the conversion and education of the Dakota Sioux. Pilling, Proof-sheets, 3284; Pilling, Siouan, p. 62.

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        [The Flowers of Evil] Les Fleurs du Mal

      Paris: Poulet-Malassis et de Broise, 1857. First Edition. Wraps. Very Good. First edition, first printing. One of an estimated 1100 copies with first issue text with the six suppressed poems present. In third state wrappers with price of 3 Francs and errors found in the first two states corrected (Dates of Jean de Schelandre correctly listed as 1585-1636, not 1385-1636; the "f" in Odes funambulesques printed in uniform small capital lettering, etc.). A copy that has benefited from professional restoration: wraps restored and backed with Japanese tissue, front and rear free endpapers faintly show remnants of removed appendages. Contents are quite well preserved, though showing an occasional short edge tear or small chip; bottom corner of page 125 missing but filled-in. An enormously influential collection of poems famously dubbed a "frisson nouveau" (a "shock" or "shudder" or "thrill" of the new) by Victor Hugo, condemned by French authorities, and held up by the Symbolists and their descendants as one of the first stirrings of literary modernism.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        The State Policy of Modern Europe, from the Beginning of the Sixteenth Century to the Present Time.

      London: Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, and Roberts, 1857.. INSCRIBED FIRST EDITION. In two volumes. Octavo, pp.xvi, 334; x, 392. INSCRIBED by the author in black ink to front free end-paper, dedicated to Sir Edward Shepherd CREASY, author of 'Fifteen Decisive Battle of the World' (1851). In publisher's light tan embossed cloth with gilt titles to spine. Some black ink notes to recto of rear free end-paper, otherwise internally clean Some neat underlining and notation, presumably by Creasey. Some light shelf-wear; very good overall. An excellent association copy of this ambitious historical work, which argues that Diplomacy as we know it was first developed at the beginning of the sixteenth century.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        PRAG. Gesamtansicht aus der Ferne, am Flußufer lagert eine Gruppe Frauen in Tracht.

      - Lithographie von Fr. Hohe nach Haushofer, 1857, 42 x 65 cm. Kunstvereinsblatt aus dem Jahre 1857. - Von sehr dekorativer Wirkung durch die hübsche Personenstaffage.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        El Gallo Pitagorico

      1857. IMP. IGNACIO CUMPLIDO. 1857. In-12.Carré. Relié demi-cuir. Bon état. Couv. défraîchie. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur frais. 613 pages. Frontispice en noir et blanc. Nombreuses illustrations en noir et blanc dans le texte. Titre, filets et roulettes dorés sur le dos cuir noir. Ouvrage en espagnol. Coleccion de Articulos critico-politicos y de costumbres. El Periodista - Dialogo entre Erasmo Lujan y el Gallo - El Congreso de los Dioses - Funcion de teatro estraordinaria, ejecu tada en las Zahurdas de Pluton - Juicio criminal celebrado ante los jueces Minos, Eaco y Radamanto .... Introuvable

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      1857. In 8°, pp.160, brossura editoriale, una tavola fuori testo raffigurante "Il cuoco economico" ."...non ho saputo a chi meglio dedicarlo se non a voi, DONNE GENTILI, in cui si ammira una squisitezza di gusto, ed un desiderio ingenito di tener liete le brigate massime nei conviti.". Benché al frontespizio viene dichiarato trattarsi della Seconda Edizione, questo rispetto al precedente è un volume del tutto nuovo: le pagine da 96 diventano 160 e le 93 ricette diventano 155 e si chiude con il capitolo "Della cucina adatta pei soli bambini". Novità assai rilevante è il contenuto dell'opera, che si distacca nettamente dagli altridell'epoca, esprimendo uno spiccato aspetto regionale. Le ricette di piatti bolognesi sono soprattutto per fritti e per dolci, fra questi sfrappole, crescentine, la tradizionale torta di riso ed ancora "Biscottini all'Africana" e gli "Africanetti" vanto di una famosa ed antica pasticceria della provincia di Bologna. Del tutto ignorate sono le ricette per la pasta intesa come lasagne e tortellini, che le brave bolognesi già conoscevano alla perfezione, mentre si trova la ricetta per il "Risotto alla Milanese" che nella Bologna dell'ottocento era sicuramente uno dei segreti da apprendere. In ICCU vengono segnalate solo due copie anastatiche l'una conservata presso la Biblioteca Comunale dell'Archiginnasio e l'altra presso la Biblioteca gastronomica Academia Barilla. Estremamente raro, normali segni del tempo.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Trippini Sergio]
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        Impressions d'Algerie. Paris, H. Flory, Editeur, 1910.

      Large 4to. Pp. xii, 119, (4). Preface by Léonce Bénédite. With 30 (15 doublets) dry point etchings of which 15 are water coloured. Each etching is signed by the artist (Ph.Z.) and the coloured are signed (Ph. Zilcken). All protected by a tissue guard. Four queries (pp. 5-20) starting to loosen. Original printed wrappers housed in a slipcase. From an edition of 120 this is one of only 8 copies on Japon with a suite of etchings coloured by the artist (aquarelles). This is number 3 of the 8 copies. A few leaves with small marginal stain but overall a lovely copy of a very attractive work.A beautiful collection of etchings depicting views, landscapes, houses, and people of Algeria. Philippe Zilcken (1857-1930) was a Dutch printmaker, painter and writer. He was taught by Klinkenberg and Anton Mauve at the Drawing Academy in the Hague. As a graphic artist Zilcken achieved considerable fame, especially through his reproduction etchings of works by 17th century masters as Vermeer. He made several travels to Algeria and Egypt. An interesting introduction by Léonce Bénédite who highly praises the work, 1910.

      [Bookseller: Charlotte Du Rietz Rare Books]
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        Autograph letter signed.

      Edinburgh, 13. X. [1857]. - 8vo. 4 pp. on double leaf. With autogr. envelope. To his solicitor, John Sudlow, at Manchester, on his worries about his youngest daughter Florence (1827-1904), who is married to a British officer serving in India, and who is in great danger through the Indian uprising: "Pardon my abruptness, and pardon also my egotism - which in this case is inevitable. Here is my case, and the one insurmountable excuse for my delay in writing. Two years ago my second daughter married Lt. Col. Baird Smith - favorably known as an Artillery officer, and by his plans of Irrigation for Scinde, Lahore, &c. The station, at which he resided, was a small and obscure one, viz. Rourkee [.] However the Sappers and miners, all natives, that happened to be quartered at Rourkee, were among the earliest Mutineers [.]". Next up the exact description of an "alarming incident" that was completed by his son-in-law, who had captured the insurgents, and was transferred to Delhi afterwards: "There at once my poor Florence was stripped of her special protector; and already in the earliest stage of the tumult she had given birth to a daughter; so that secret escape, in the event of necessity arising, would become 10 times less feasible. After this my anxiety became insupportable [.] This day's second telegraphic report leaves me no other fear than that the Scoundrels will never stand to face us, or give us an opportunity of that vengeance which every just man desires [.]". - Richard Baird Smith died in 1861 of an injury; Florence and her two young daughters returned to England.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Autograph letter signed ("G. Verdi").

      Busseto, 28. VIII. 1857. - Large 8vo. 1½ pp. To Conte Baldini, expressing his gratitude for what Baldini did to make his stay at Rimini agreeable: "[.] Io ho sempre nuovi obblighi verso di lei, e verso i Riminesi. Essi hanno usata tanta cordialità e gentilezza durante il mio soggiorno in Rimini, e mi prodigarono tante onorevoli dimostrazioni per quel poco che io seppi fare, che io ne sarò sempre riconoscente [.]". - Rather spotty, and some tears to folds; tape remnants.

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      San Francisco: Whitton, Towne & Co's Excelsior Steam Power Presses, 1857., 1857. First edition. The Rare Second edition. 12mo. Contains a map that was not present in the rare first edition. Quarter leather and marbled paper over boards, 231 pp., preface, illustrated, map. The Oatman family was attacked while part of a Mormon train en route to California via the Old Santa Fe Route in 1851. Six members of the family were murdered, one of the sons left for dead, and Mary Ann and Olive were hauled away by the Apaches. Mary died while in captivity, and Olive was ransomed in 1856. She was extensively tattooed, and went on tour to describe her experiences and display her decorations. The first two editions of this work were issued in San Francisco in the same year, the first edition under the title "Life Among the Indians .......," and the second under the title as per above. The first edition is extremely rare, and the second only slightly less so. Housed in a clamshell case with titles stamped in gold gilt on the spine.

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      1857. [MAP- WORCESTER COUNTY]. MAP OF WORCESTER COUNTY MASSACHUSETTS. Based upon the trigonometrical Survey of the State. The Details from Actual Surveys under the Direction of Henry F. Walling. Boston & New York: Wm. Baker & Co., 1857. 63"x 62". A large format wall map of Worcester County, Massachusetts surrounded by vignette maps of towns, business directories, views of local landmarks and statistical charts. Varnish slightly yellowed with some tears and dampstaining.

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        Künstliche Hühnerbrüterei im Grossen. Der Unterzeichnete hat während der Dauer der Messe einen künstlichen Hühner-Apparat zur Ansicht des Publikums ausgestellt, wo man von Anfang bis zu Ende das Ganze dieser interessanten Erfindung beobachten kann. Mit diesem Apparat, welcher unter Glas zu sehen ist, werden in kurzer Zeit mehrere hundert Küchlein erzeugt, welche gleichzeitig auch in demselben erzogen werden. - D. E. Schmitz.

      Leipzig, Oskar Leiner, ca. 1857. Plakat mit typographischem Text. Blattgr.: 65 x 45 cm. Eine besonders verrückte Jahrmarkt-Attraktion, die aber wohl nicht sehr langlebig war. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Uwe Turszynski]
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        Heute und alle Tage während der Messe ist auf dem Fleischer-Platz an der Rosenthalbrücke in einer Bude zu sehen: Ein wilder Eber, genannt Porzel, schön, gross und zahm, derselbe hat 2 Jahr in den Waldungen des Herzogs von Anhalt als Hund gedient. (Unterzeichner:) Heinrich Kahle.

      Leipzig, Oskar Leiner (1857). - Plakat mit typographischem Text. Blattgr.: 66 x 44,5 cm.

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        Das Malerische, Monumentale, Historische und Artistische Venedig. Eine darstellung seiner haupt - ansichten und alten gerbfrauche in 60 steindruk tafeln von M.Moro und J.Rebellato. Mit beschreibendem text von Franz Zanotto. Venezia, Johann Brizeghel, 1857

      1857. in - folio (465x335 mm). Legatura originale m.pelle, piatti in tela decorati, dorso ornato in oro. Contiene 30 bellissime litografie a piena pagina stupendamente dipinte da mano del tempo, ognuna accompagnata da uno o più fogli di testo descrittivo a stampa in lingua tedesca. Venti delle trenta tavole sono disegnate da Marco Moro e raffigurano altrettante tipiche vedute di Venezia, le altre 10 litografie sono firmate da I. Ribellato e raffigurano personaggi in costume della Venezia nobile e popolare. Album di grande pregio e qualità artistica, con le litografie in eccezionale colorazione all'acquerello. (Il titolo della presente serie indica per errore in 60 tavole il contenuto del volume, mentre sono in effetti 30, senza mancanze). Bellissimo esemplare.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Pregliasco]
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        Gesamtans., "Esch-Scham (Damas)".

      - Farblitho. m. Tonplatte v. Ciceri n. van der Velde b. Lemercier in Paris, 1857/59, 24,9 x 35 (Blattgr. 40,2 x 57 cm) Sehr schönes Blatt. - Auf dem vollen Bogen und mit dem Blindstempel.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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        Iconographie des Perroquets non figurés dans les publications de Levaillant et de M. Bourjot Saint-Hilaire.: Avec la coopération de S.A. le prince Bonaparte et de Emile Blanchard.

      Paris, Bertrand, 1857. - Gr.-Fol. 3 nn. Bl., mit 48 kolorierten lithographischen Tafeln mit je 1 Textblatt. Neuerer Lederband mit goldgeprägtem Titel und Rückenfileten. Erste und einzige Ausgabe, sehr selten. - Nissen IVB 887; Anker 479; Sitwell 143; Graesse Suppl. 472. - Prachtvolles, großformatiges Papageienwerk. - Das Werk sollte ursprünglich in 30 Lieferungen erscheinen, jedoch wurde die Herausgabe nach Lieferung 12 eingestellt. Die letzte Tafel (laut Erklärung Nr. 48) ist mit der Nummer 79 versehen (jedoch so richtig). Es bildet den Band 4 oder Ergänzungsband der "Histoire naturelle des Perroquets" deren ersten Bände bereits 1801-1805 von Levaillant und der dritte Band 1837-1838 von Saint-Hillaire herausgegeben wurden. - Die ersten 15 Tafeln wurden von Blanchard gezeichnet und lithographiert, die restlichen Tafeln von Daverne. - Teils leicht stockfleckig, sehr schönes Exemplar in leuchtendem Kolorit. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        LETTERS From The ARMY In The CRIMEA, Written During the Years 1854, 1855, & 1856, By a Staff-Officer Who Was There

      For Private Circulation Only [Printed Robson, Levey and Franklyn], London 1857 - xlvii, [1], 496 pp. Corrigenda leaf tipped-in prior to p. v. Illustrated with 18 inserted plans & diagrams [14 double-page]. Crown 8vo. Codrington notes at front, on the half-title page, that "The marginal notes in pencil were made by General George Willis G CB who served the regiment the war in the Crimea." Alfred Edward Codrington the son of General Sir William John Codrington [1804 - 1884], who served in the Crimea, and herein has pinned-in [to the Corrigenda leaf] a note listing "Pages in Letters from the Crimea affecting W. J. C." Gilt bright. Square & tight. Pencil marginalia commenting on the text. A VG+ copy. Original publisher's green cloth binding with gilt stamped title lettering to spine. Pale yellow eps 1st Edition. INSCRIBED COPY from Col [J. B.] Sterling [related?], Coldstream Guards, to A. E. Codrington, dated 1889. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      ADOLPHE DELAHAYS 1857 - R300097611: 585 pages + 663 pages + 692 pages + 493 pages + 804 pages + 744 pages + 712 pages + 752 pages - une gravure en noir et blanc sous serpente en frontispice dans le tome 1 - 2 cartes en couleurs hors texte dans le tome 1 (collationnées) - 3 cartes en couleurs hors texte dans le tome 2 (collationnées) - pas de cartes ni de gravures dans le tome 3, dans le tome 4 - 22 gravures en couleurs hors texte dans le tome 6 (collationnées) - 25 gravures en couleurs hors texte dans le tome 7 (collationnées) - 31 gravures en couleurs hors texte dans le tome 8 (collationnées) - 29 gravures en couleurs hors texte dans le tome 9 (collationnées) - tome 8 incomplet ouvrage se terminant à la page 712 - 2ème plat manquant sur le tome 8 - dos partiellement manquant - 12 photos disponibles. MANQUE LE TOME 5 TOMAISON INCOMPLETE - TOME 1 : MATIERES GENERALES THEORIE DE LA TERRE - TOME 2 : EPOQUES DE LA NATURE INTRODUCTION A L'HISTOIRE DES MINERAUX - TOME 3 : HISTOIRE NATURELLE DES MINERAUX - TOME 4 : HISTOIRE NATURELLE DES MINERAUX - TOME 6 : ARITHMETIQUE MORALE HISTOIRE NATURELLE DES ANIMAUX - TOME 7 : HISTOIRE NATURELLE DES ANIMAUX - TOME 8 : HISTOIRE NATURELLE DES OISEAUX - TOME 9 : HISTOIRE NATURELLE DES OISEAUX. In-4 Broché. Etat d'usage. Plats abîmés. Dos abîmé. Intérieur acceptable Classification Dewey : 508-Histoire naturelle [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Scènes de la nature dans les Etats - Unis et le nord de l'Amérique. Ouvrage traduit d'Audubon par Eugene Bazin

      Bertrand, 1857. Due volumi in 8°, pp. [6] 458 [2]; [4] 512. Brossure editoriali a stampa originali. Timbro privato di catalogazione sugli occhietti. Cop. del secondo volume sgualcita, qualche fioritura ma esemplare in buono stato di genuinità. Prima edizione francese di una selezione dei testi di Audubon. Raccoglie le descrizioni delle avventure di Audubon nell'entroterra nord - americano, insieme alle descrizioni di uccelli e a episodi dei suoi viaggi. Tra i resoconti anche le sue esperienze in Florida, lungo il Mississippi, in Louisiana e Kentucky nel 1820 e '30. Edizione estremamente rara. Cfr. Sabin 2371; Brunet I, 553.

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        The Habit and the Horse; A Treatise on Female Equitation

      [London]: Published by the Authoress, 1857 - First edition. 4to. viii, 216 pp. Publisher's blue blindstamped cloth, lettering and illustration of a lady upon a horse in gilt to the upper board, contemporary gift inscription to the front free endpaper, tipped in printed slip to the rear inviting correspondence on any matters in the text that appear "obscure to her fair readers". 6 tinted lithographs and 3 black and white line illustrations. Neatly recased with subtle repairs to the spine ends, an attractive copy.

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        An Exceptional Archive of Material Documenting the Ordeal of a Conscripted Alabama Unionist, John Henning Woods, Who was Sentenced to Death by a Confederate Court-Martial

      Tennessee, Alabama, and Missouri 1857-1873, 1873. Very good. There are approximately 625 manuscript pages in the two journals, three-volume memoir, and one daily diary that comprise this archive documenting the daily life of John Henning Woods from 1857 through 1865 with a short "post-script" added in 1873. The journal bindings are sound although both covers are missing. The diary is missing its front cover and several leaves. The memoir is in nice shape; one volume is missing a cover, and its end leaves are worn. This is an incredibly detailed, first-person account about a rarely encountered type of Civil War soldier, an ardent Southern Unionist who was imprisoned for mutiny and sentenced to death by firing squad. Woods, the son of a southwestern Missouri homesteader, attended law school at Cumberland University in Lebanon, Tennessee. There he earned a law degree and, in the process, married Mary Emma Caldwell, the daughter of a wealthy Alabama planter, subsequently teaching school not far from the family's plantation near Choccolocco. Woods was an ardent and outspoken Unionist who blamed the South's "treason" upon "Slave-holders hold[ing] the reig ns of power" and refused "to take part with the Slave-holders in this wicked rebellion." He ignored his first draft summons in May of 1862. Eventually, a Confederate officer appeared at his schoolhouse in October and gave him a choice, report to the Conscript Camp at Talladega or be dragged off chains. Reluctantly, Woods reported to Talladega and found a number of other like-minded, unwilling conscripts. Together, they sullenly boarded a steamship bound for the Drill Camp at Mobile, and "as she floated down the Alabama, she proudly played "Dixie's Land," . . . which possessed not charms . . . for we had but little music in our souls." At the Drill Camp, Woods was assigned to the 36th Alabama Infantry. There, he formed a secret Union League of soldiers who "are not interested for the perpetuation of Slavery and do not desire it [and] therefore will not fight with secessionists for it." Instead, they pledged "to work against . . . this unprovoked rebellion." His "Home Circle" became quite large and even attracted one officer, Lieutenant Silas Mosely. With time, camp leadership noticed a significant and "growing discontent among the Soldiers of the 36th, 38th, and 18th Ala Regts" that emanated from a series of parade-ground meetings held by ever-increasing numbers of soldiers. In fact, members of the Circle were planning to secretly report for a review parade with loaded weapons and, upon a signal, "rush forward closing up around the affrighted officers [and] demand their surrender." Before, however, that occurred, Woods and a co-leader of the circle were lured from camp, away from the protection of their colleagues, where they were arrested, "stripped and searched . . . handcuffed and taken to . . . a room where there were a number of other prisoners in irons." While awaiting court-martial as a member of General Braxton Bragg's Corps, Woods was dragged along in captivity through the Tullahoma, Chickamauga, and Chattanooga Campaigns, where he was held at Tullahoma, Wartrace, and Atlanta. There, he experienced and described the horror of Confederate prisons. His trial is described in full including the "surprise testimony" by Lieutenant Mosely, actually a loyal Confederate officer who had only posed as a Unionist to spy upon the conscripts at Mobile. The tension created by the interminable wait for his execution to be carried out is palpable in Woods' writing as is his relief at the last minute pardon secured by his father-in-law from Jefferson Davis. Woods' contemporary writings end with his parole to help build the Atlanta defenses in anticipation of General Sherman's attack, however in the introduction to his memoir and the postscript to one of his journals, Woods reports that eventually he escaped from Atlanta, enlisted in the Union Army and served as a clerk until the end of the war, after which he and family moved from Alabama to Mt. Vernon, Missouri where he taught school, established two teaching institutes, served as the county superintendent of education, and eventually opened a book and stationery store. Woods goes to great lengths in his writings to explain why, as a Southerner, he opposed secession and at times becomes rather pedantic and overbearing in doing so. However, the descriptions of Woods' actual travails are captivating. Highlights of the archive include: * Riveting descriptions of his arrest, trial, prison life, and prisoner maltreatment. * A detailed eight-page description of his father-in-law's plantation including the "miscegenistic indulgences with slave feminines which . . . would be too abominable to be allowed by high-minded Society were it not already so common as to be passed slightly or unnoticed." An accomplished drawing of the plantation's main residence, outbuildings, and slave quarters accompany the description. * A detailed seven-page description of the Atlanta Barracks Prison-where he spent much of his captivity-with a similarly excellent drawing of its grounds, buildings, and stockade. This is a truly rare collection of exceptional historic import; detailed accounts of conscripted Southern soldiers who were Union sympathizers and narrowly escaped execution for treason simply don't exist.

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        Dizionario della economia politica e del commercio. Così teorico come pratico utile non solo allo scienziato ed al pubblico amministratore ma eziandio al commerciante al banchiere all'agricoltore ed al capitalista. Opera originale italiana contenente tutti gli articoli di Economia di Diritto e Pratica Commerciale di Storia e Biografia economica e mercantile di Terminologia agraria industriale bancaria marittima e tecnologica ecc. ecc. Vol. I - A - CZOE. Vol. II - D - LAZ. Vol. III - LE - PAZ. Vol. IV - PE - ZOL

      Sebastiano Franco e Figli e Comp. Editori, 1857 - 1861. in - 8 4 voll Vecchi timbri d \ 'appartenenza ai risguardi. Piccola perdita di rivestimento cartaceo ai piatti del primo volume

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        Valley of the Tombs of the Kings

      1857. Original photograph, albumen print, 16,2 x 23,4 cm, on mount with description. Signed in the plate. KEYWORDS:egypt/thebe/photo

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        Quand j'étais étudiant

      Michel Lévy, 1857. - Michel Lévy, Paris 1857, 11,5x18cm, relié. - Seconda edizione pubblicata un anno dopo l'edizione originale. Bound in mezzo dolore cuneo abete, torna con cinque set con reti nere nervi decorati con doppie scatole nere ornate con gioielli di luce dorata graffi senza gravità su un po ', piatti di carta marmorizzata, guardie e contreplats di carta fatta a mano, tutte le bordi dorati. Firmato autografo dall'autore alla signora Dufay. Esemplare piacevoli. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Deuxième édition parue un an après l'édition originale. Reliure en demi chagrin sapin à coins, dos à cinq nerfs sertis de filets noirs orné de doubles caissons noirs agrémentés de fleurons dorés, légères éraflures sans aucune gravité sur un mors, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, toutes tranches dorées. Envoi autographe signé de Nadar à madame Dufay. Agréable exemplaire.

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        A lecture on Switzerland / by W. Longman. (Printed for private circulation)

      [London : Printed by Spottiswoode & Co.] 1857 - Author's presentation copy, INSCRIBED. Provenance; from the library of Michael Roberts with his signature. Very good copy in the original gilt-blocked cloth. Professionally re-cased with the original spine laid back; very impressively finished. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Scans etc. on request.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 94 pages; Referenced by: NSTC 2L21129. Physical description; viii, 94 p. ; 20 cm. Printed for private circulation. Subjects; Glaciers - Switzerland. Switzerland - Description and travel - 1850-1900. 1 Kg. 94 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        John Brown writes from "Bleeding Kansas" to the abolitionist who was supplying him with the arms and ammunition he and his men used at Pottawatomie and later at Harpers Ferry

      Topeka, Kansas, November 16, 1857. 5" x 8". "Autograph Letter Signed ""John Brown"" and ""JB,"" 1.25 pages, 5"" x 8"", front and verso. Topeka, Kansas, November 16, 1857. To George L. Stearns, Esqr., Boston, Mass. Docketed on verso, probably by Stearns, ""John Brown / Topeka / Nov. 16/57."" Folds. Fine condition.In full, ""Dear Friend, I have now been in Kansas for more than a Week: & for about Two days with Mr Whitman, & other friends at Lawrence. I find matter's quite unsettled; but am decidedly of the opinion that there will be no use for the Arms or Ammunition here before another Spring. I have them all safe & together unbroken: & mean to keep them so: until I can see how the matter will be finally terminated. I have many calls uppon [sic] me for their distribution: but shall do no such thing until I am satisfied that they are really needed. I mean to be busily; but very quietly engaged in perfecting my arrangements during the Winter.""Whether the troubles in Kansas will continue or not; will probably depend on the action of Congress the coming Winter. Mr. Whitman has paid me $500. for you which will meet present wants as I am keeping only a small family. Before getting your letter saying to me not to draw on you for the $7000. (by Mr. Whitman) I had fully determined not to do it unless driven to the last extremity. I did not mean that the secret service money I asked for; should come out of you. & hope it may not. Please make this hasty line answer for friend Sanborn; & for other friends for this time. May God bless you all; is the earnest wish of your greatly obliged Friend John Brown""PS If I do not use the Arms & Ammunition in actual service; I intend to restore then unharmed: but you must not flatter yourself on that score too soon. Yours in Truth JB""The recipient of this letter, Boston merchant George L. Stearns (1809-1867), was one of the chief financiers of the Emigrant Aid Company which facilitated the settlement of Kansas by antislavery homesteaders. He identified himself with the antislavery cause, became a Free-Soiler, and established the Medford, Massachusetts, station of the Underground Railroad to help escaped slaves reach freedom. Stearns financially supported John Brown in Kansas with money and guns. He was one of the ""Secret Six"" who secretly funded Brown's ill-fated raid on Harpers Ferry on October 16, 1859. John Brown was planning to capture weapons from the federal armory at Harpers Ferry, Virginia (now WV), and lead a slave rebellion in the South. Stearns physically owned the pikes and 200 Sharps rifles brought to Harpers Ferry by Brown and his followers. Following Brown's arrest, Stearns briefly fled to Canada, but returned to Medford to face inquiry following Brown's death.""Mr. Whitman"" was Edmund B. Whitman (1812-1883). On October 25, 1857, Whitman wrote a letter from Lawrence, Kansas Territory, to George L. Stearns [letter is in the Kansas Historical Society], telling him that John Brown ""will be here a week from Tuesday [November 3rd] at a very important council, Free State Central Com. Ter Executive Com. Vigilance Com of 52 Generals and Capts of the entire organization … J.B. wants shall be attended to as soon as I get the means this last sum I borrowed for one week on my own personal obligation…"" ""Friend Sanborn"" is writer Franklin B. Sanborn (1831-1917), one of the ""Secret Six."" He was a member of the Free Soil Party in Massachusetts and New Hampshire and, in 1856, became secretary of the Massachusetts Kansas Commission.BackgroundThe Kansas-Nebraska Act of May 30, 1854, provided for territorial self-government; the people would decide if their territory would allow slavery. This act repealed the Missouri Compromise of 1820 which had outlawed slavery north of 36o 30' latitude in the Louisiana territories; slavery in both territories would have been outlawed under the Compromise. ""Bleeding Kansas"" is the name given to the war fought between proslavery and antislavery advocates for control of the new territory of Kansas between 1854 and 1859. Armed proslavery and antislavery settlers rushed to Kansas, each side hoping to determine the results of the first election held after the law went into effect. Lawrence was the center of Kansas's antislavery movement. On May 21, 1856, a proslavery posse of over 800 men from Kansas and Missouri rode to Lawrence to arrest members of the Kansas antislavery government, the Free-Soil government. By a judge's order, they had been indicted for treason. The citizens of Lawrence did not resist, but the proslavery posse destroyed two newspaper offices, throwing the printing presses from the Free-Soil newspaper into the nearby river. They burned and looted homes and shops and completely destroyed the Free State Hotel by cannon fire. Three days later, an antislavery band led by John Brown retaliated with the murder of five men from a proslavery settlement on Pottawatomie Creek, Kansas.From the Collection of prominent New York philanthropists Elmer Holmes Bobst (1884-1978) and his wife, Mamdouha El-Sayed Bobst (1925-2015)."

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        FESTE RAVENNATI nel Luglio dell'anno MDCCCLVII per la venuta e soggiorno in Ravenna del sommo Pontefice Pio IX, felicemente regnante.

      Tip. del Seminaio, 1857. in - 4, pp. 95, leg. m. pelle con tit. oro al d. Con 7 belle tavv. litogr. in seppia al fine raff. monumenti di Ravenna: arco, porta Adriana, loggia, la Darsena, la Rotonda, mausoleo di Dante, edificio gotico. Raro. [295]

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        The Israel of the Alps: a complete history of the Vaudois of Piedmont, and their colonies. Translated by the Rev. John Montgomery. With numerous illustrations. Glasgow, Blackie and Son, 1857

      Blackie, 1857. 2 vol. in - 8, pp. XXX, 478; XVI, 540; leg. edit. p. percallina marrone chiaro con decorazioni a secco ed in oro sui piatti e ai dorsi. Illustrato da 2 titoli inc. con vignetta, 2 carte geogr. ripieg. e 13 tavole f.t. finem. inc. in acciaio da vari artisti, con scene storiche, paesaggi di montagna e vedute (bel panorama generale delle Valli Valdesi su due pag., Saluzzo, Villar, Torre Pellice, Bobbio, Perosa, Luserna S. Giovanni, ecc.). Prima edizione della traduzione inglese, completa, di questa approfondita e documentata storia dei Valdesi (l'originale francese era apparsa nel 1851), prima bibliografia sistematica delle fonti edite ed inedite relative alla storia valdese, che attiene ampiamente alle montagne e valli del Piemonte . Esempl. freschissimo.

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      Koeningsburg : Tuvia Hacohen Efrati, 1857. Period boards. 8vo, 30 pages. 18cm. In Hebrew. Yaari, 778. Haggadah with commentary Ohr Yesharim by Rabbi Yechiel Heller. Rabbi Heller (1814-1862) was already known in his youth as one of the leading Torah scholars of his days. Born in Koidanov, he studied in yeshivot in Minsk and was renowned as the "Ilui of Koidanov". At the age of 21, he was appointed Rabbi in Hlusk and in 1843 as Rabbi of Vawkavysk, succeeding Rabbi Yitzchak Isaac Chaver. In 1854, he began serving in the Suwalki rabbinate and at that time printed his commentary on the Passover Haggadah (Kedem, 2016) . Subjects: Liturgy and ritual. Hagadah. Yiddish. Judaism - Liturgy - Texts. OCLC only lists two copies (Harvard and Ets Haim in Netherlands) . Ex-library with usual markings. Minor soiling to pages, with edgewear to some. Binding and boards are heavily worn. Good- condition. (Hag-18-9A)

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        Carta della Telegrafia Elettrica in Europa

      1857. Dovuta a Samuel Morse, risale agli anni quaranta dell'800. Nel giro di pochi anni il sistema di comunicazione si diffuse in tutta Europa soppiantando i più antichi telegrafi ottici, di portata limitata. In Italia il sistema telegrafico venne introdotto nel 1849, nel Lombardo - Veneto, con la linea Innsbruck - Verona, che giungeva sino a Vienna e quindi, da Verona, a Milano e a Venezia. In meno di un decennio tutti gli stati italiani avevano introdotto la telegrafia elettrica e tutto il territorio, soprattutto quello settentrionale, ne era servito. Nel Mezzogiorno la prima tratta fu tra Caserta e Capua nel 1851 e, come risulta dalla carta di Marzolla, si estese subito verso nord e verso sud, raggiungendo la Calabria e la Sicilia. Nel 1858 risultano in progetto i tratti da Capua verso L'Aquila e Pescara, e da Ariano verso Brindisi. Nello Stato Pontificio si stava lavorando al tratto tra Roma e Siena, per congiungersi con Firenze e il nord. Sono segnalati anche i cavi sottomarini, la cui prima posa avvenne, nel 1850, tra Dover e Calais. Quello nello Stretto di Messina, il primo italiano, fu posto nel 1851, seguito da quello tra Sarzana, la Corsica e la Sardegna (1854). Si tratta di un documento di straordinaria importanza in quanto restituisce in un solo sguardo un complesso di dati e di informazioni oggi difficilmente reperibili e sparse in pubblicazioni e fonti archivistiche di non immediato reperimento. La carta fu realizzata nel 1857, nello Stabilimento Geografico di Benedetto Marzolla (1801 - 1858), cartografo e geografo brindisino formatosi nell'Officio Topografico di Napoli. Marzolla poteva avere accesso ad un'enorme quantità di dati geografici e di informazioni in quanto, dal 1852, era redattore nella Commissione di Statistica del Regno di Napoli, istituita nell'ambito del Ministero degli Interni. Litografia, coloritura coeva dei contorni, in perfetto stato di conservazione. Bibliografia: V. Valerio, Benedetto Marzolla. Brindisino, Geografo e Cartografo dell'800 Europeo, Dimensioni 820x600. One of the first maps ever published depicting the electric telegraphy, whose first use, thanks to Samuel Morse, started in the 1840s. In a few years, this communication system spread all over Europe, ousting the ancient optic telegraphers, with a limited range. This new system started operating in Italy in 1849, in the Lombardo - Veneto area, on the Innsbruck - Verona line, connecting Vienna, Verona, Milan and Venice. In less than ten years all the Italian States had introduced the electric telegraphy and the whole territory was using this system, especially in the North. The first line to open in the Southern part was the one connecting Caserta to Capua, in 1851 immediately extending, as the map of Marzolla shows, southbound, to Calabria and Sicily. There are evidences of projects realized in 1858 to extend the lines from Capua towards L'Aquila and Pescara, and from Ariano towards Brindisi. The Papal State was working on the line which had to connect Rome to Siena, to reach afterwards Florence and the North. The map shows also some submarine cables, placed for the first time in 1850, between Dover and Calais. The first submarine cable of Italy, in the Straits of Messina, was placed in 1851, followed by the one between Sarzana, Corsica and Sardinia (1854). This work is a very interesting document, for it provides, at a glance, a whole of data and information that nowadays could be hardly recovered, being kept in different sources. The map was realized in 1857, at the Stabilimento Geografico of Benedetto Marzolla (1801 - 1858), cartographer and geographer from Brindisi, who studied at the Officio Topografico in Naples. Marzolla had the chance to access a huge amount of geographic data and information for, starting from 1852, he worked as a compiler for the Commissione di Statistica of the Reign of Naples, created by the Minister of the Interior. Litograph, contemporary outline colour, in excellent condition. Bibliografia: V. Valerio, Benedetto Marzolla. Brindisino, Geografo e Cartografo dell'800 Europeo, Dimensioni 820x600. Napoli Naples

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        Les arts somptuaires. Histoire du costume et de l'ameublement et des arts et industries qui s'y rattachent...

      1857 - 58. Opera suddivisa in tre volumi di cm. 29,5. I primi due di testo di pp. (8) 344; (4) 280 con un'antiporta illustrata in cromolitografia per ciascun volume. Il seguente dedicato alla parte iconografica di pp. (6) + 322 tavole fuori testo in cromolitografia (ciascuna protetta da velina). Legatura coeva in mezza pelle rossa, dorsi a nervi con titoli in oro. Esemplare genuino e marginoso, in ottimo stato di conservazione le cui tavole hanno mantenuta intatta la freschezza della cromolitografia. Si tratta di una delle prime e più importanti opere di un genere che ebbe larga diffusione in Francia e Germania nella seconda metà dell'800. Senz'altro uno dei migliori esempi nell'utilizzo dell'arte cromolitografica. Per quanto concerne l'aspetto contenutistico, vi si traccia un panorama storico artistico che interessa prevalentemente il periodo medievale. Le tavole illustrano scene storiche, costumi, manufatti, gioielli, stoffe, armi ed armature ed i principali elementi che abbellivano la vita del tempo. Cfr. Colas 1910 e Lipperhide.

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